Jennifer Lawrence couldn't sit beyond 'the first three minutes' of 'Phantom Thread'
Jennifer Lawrence revealed on Marc Maron's podcast 'WTF' that she hadn't been able to watch beyond the first three minutes of critically acclaimed film 'Phantom Thread.'
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) was impressed enough with Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Phantom Thread' to give it six nominations at the upcoming 90th Academy Awards, including nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, and Best Costume Design.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has been given an approval rating of 91% with an average rating of 8.5 out of 10, as well as receiving universal acclaim on Metacritic with an average score of 90 out of 100 on Metacritic.
However, despite all the accolades and acclaim the film has received, it failed to capture the attention and interest of one highly-sought-after actress, Jennifer Lawrence.
Lawrence was on the 'WTF with Marc Maron' podcast, generating publicity for her new spy thriller 'Red Sparrow', that has not done so favorably among critics, getting mixed reviews. Among the wide variety of topics she discussed, one was her failed attempt at watching 'Phantom Thread.'
The actress told Maron, “I got through about three minutes of it. I put in a good solid three. I’m sorry to anybody who loved that movie, I couldn’t give that kind of time. It was three minutes and I was just [oof]…’Is it just about clothes?’ Is [the protagonist] kind of like a narcissistic sociopath and he’s an artist so every girl falls in love him because he makes her feel bad about herself and that’s the love story?"
After all the speculation, Lawrence added, "I haven’t seen it, so I don’t know. I’ve been down that road, I know what that’s like, I don’t need to watch that movie (laughs)." She later clarified to Maron that when she said she knew what it was like to date a narcissistic sociopath, she hadn't been referring to her former boyfriend director Darren Aronofsky.
The people of Twitter haven't taken kindly to the actress's remarks, pointing out that she once said that Anderson was her favorite director and also that her movie 'Mother!' had similar elements.
jennifer lawrence trash talking PHANTOM THREAD is kind of weird considering in this 2011 interview she calls PTA her favorite director. https://t.co/lYp86lsLFS— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) February 26, 2018
Two problems with Jennifer Lawrence’s opinion on PHANTOM THREAD:— Dan Doherty (@CASHEWJUlCE) February 26, 2018
1) Even if you think a movie starts rocky, it’s common courtesy to finish it before your opinion on it can be given
2) the very existence of the movie MOTHER!
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